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April 2014

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XE6 - New Look and Feel

Rob's Technology Corner – One of the first things long time Delphi Developers may notice about XE6 is that it has new look and feel.One thing I have learned over the years is that when you change the user interface in any way you will get a divergent number of opinions.    My opinion of this change is simple: ...
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Delphi XE6 - Easy to upgrade

Rob's Technology Corner – Delphi XE6 was just released yesterday!   My team of 10 Delphi Developers has been moving fast.Several Open Source Libraries that my team uses have been updated to support XE6.   DUnitXDelphi-MocksJCLJVCL Spring4DWe also updated OmniThreadLibrary but don't know how to submit changes ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2014-04-16 23:07

February 2014

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pfSense - Network Performance

Rob's Technology Corner – I am lucky enough to live in an area where I can get a fiber connection to my home.  I pay for 100 GB and 100 GB down.   However, I was never able to achieve this performance levels.   About a year ago I took a bandwidth speed test.    This is what I was able to get get. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2014-02-17 18:05

December 2013

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DUnitX and my plans

Rob's Technology Corner – I have been a big fan of using unit testing frameworks.   I use both DUnit and DUnitX for my Delphi tests.I am right now contributing to DUnitX as I see it as the future framework of choice for Delphi Developers. I just wanted to talk in public about some of work I have going on around ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2013-12-30 21:45

October 2013

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CodeRage - Next Week

Rob's Technology Corner – Next week is CodeRage, I am looking forward to speaking again.I have two sessions:A VCL Developers Guide to FiremonkeyOctober 15, 2013 @ 8:00 AM PDTThis session is for those VCL developers who want to learn Firemonkey but have never taken a dive in.   Designed to help these developers save time ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2013-10-08 11:47

August 2013

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Getting ready for Android

Rob's Technology Corner – Android support in Delphi is on the Roadmap and is expected in the fall.   Although I have a Mac and an IPad, I have an Android Phone.   I was not as excited for the XE4 (iOS support) release as I am about Android support. I have some thoughts on Android that I want to share...Market ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2013-08-09 09:39

February 2013

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Legacy Code: Scoping

Rob's Technology Corner – Hey when I change X why does it break Y when they "should" be completely unrelated.   It's a common problem in development where changing one bit of code has unintended side effects on a different section of code.    Proper varible scoping can help reduce these errors.  Unit ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2013-02-18 06:00
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Legacy Code: Abstract to Interface

Rob's Technology Corner – Say you where given the following legacy code snippet, and where told that you needed that there are now five new  packet types that need to be written. TDataObject = class(TObject) // Some Shared Data here. end; TPacketWriter = class(TObject) private function CreateObjectX : ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2013-02-14 08:46
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Legacy Code

Rob's Technology Corner – Today, It has been 18 years since Delphi was released.      Some Delphi projects have been around for quite some time now.     I think we all look back on code we wrote a year or two ago that we would write in a completely different way today.   Sometimes is because a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2013-02-14 08:41
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AnyDAC - worries with some real excitement.

Rob's Technology Corner – When I read Marco Cantu's Post titled "Embarcadero Buys AnyDAC"  I began to worry.Where I work we spent a great deal of time converting from the BDE to dbExpress.    Granted we did it faster than we thought it would take, it's not something I am ready to do again.    Having ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2013-02-07 08:42

December 2012

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Oracle DBX Driver

Rob's Technology Corner – Today I was looking my draft posts in blogger.   I found this one, I actually ran into this a several months ago...Today, I ran into the following:Access violation at address 00368099 in module 'dbxora.dll'. Write of address 00000000It occurs when calling TSqlQuery.Next ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2012-12-26 13:14

September 2012

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CodeRage 7 - Dates and Call for Papers Announced

Rob's Technology Corner – Today the Call for Papers for Code Rage 7 was just announced.   This is my favorite event every year.This year the conference will be 2 weeks.   CodeRage 7 - The Online Delphi Developer Conference -- November 6-8, 2012CodeRage 7 - The Online C++ Developer Conference -- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2012-09-20 10:36

August 2012

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FinalBuilder Server replacement Continua CI

Rob's Technology Corner – For quite some time VSoft Technologies the makers of FinalBuilder have been working on a replacement for FinalBuilder Server, that they had called FindBuilder Server vNext +1.    They just announced a public beta of this new product called Continua CI.I have played with this ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2012-08-15 16:39

July 2012

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Embarcadero - Clang and LLVM

Rob's Technology Corner – Recently Tim Anderson reported that Embarcadero was going to be using the Clang Compiler in the Rad Studio.   When word broke about Embarcadero using LLVM with Delphi I was quite pleased.   I had been playing around with LLVM learning its IR for quite some time and it is a great tool ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2012-07-09 23:37

September 2011

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See you at CodeRage

Rob's Technology Corner – I have never seen so many Delphi Events as we are seeing right now.  There is definitely a buzz regarding the new Delphi XE2DelphiLive in San Jose has completed and it was a great event.  Half the Delphi World Tour dates have past, with a several more to go.In ...
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